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Plymouth College pentathletes Mitchell and Denton selected for international event in Kyrgyzstan

PLYMOUTH College pentathletes Georgina Mitchell and Annabel Denton have been selected for next month’s Jury Horishko Memorial in Kyrgyzstan – a competition that will count towards the 2018 Youth Olympics world ranking list.

The pair are joined in the Great Britain team for the competition, which will be held in Kyrgyzstan’s capital city of Bishkek, by Yorkshire’s Toby Price.

The trio have all had extremely busy summer schedules, including competing at the European Continental Qualifier for next year’s Youth Olympic Games.

In Portugal qualifier, Mitchell led the GB team home in 10th with Denton finishing 24th, while Price placed 14th in the boys’ event.

The event in Kyrgyzstan will provide all three athletes with another opportunity to gain valuable ranking points in the quest for Buenos Aires qualification.

Mitchell, 16, has impressed throughout the season, also finishing as the top Brit at the Under-17 European Championships and qualifying for the final of the Under-19 World Championships in Prague.

She also became the new British Under-19 modern pentathlon champion in June and also picked up bronze at the British Under-17 Modern Tetrathlon Championships.

Meanwhile, 14-year-old Denton burst onto the scene by finishing third at the first under-17 ranking competition of the year before going on to make her international debut at the Under-17 European Championships in June.

Denton recorded a highly-credible 14th place finish, despite being one of the youngest athletes in that European field.

She has also enjoyed a fine year domestically, claiming silver medals in the under-15 age group at both the British Modern Tetrathlon Championships in April and the inaugural British Laser Run Championships in August, while winning gold at the British Under-15 Triathle Championships in a new course record.

The competition in Bishkek takes place between October 6 and October 10. The British trio will head out to Asia after next weekend’s British Modern Triathlon Championships in Solihull where both Denton and Mitchell are competing.

Those Championships contain three of the five modern pentathlon disciplines with a 200m swim followed by a combined run and shoot and will act as perfect preparation for the following week’s tetrathlon international.

Mitchell and Denton have also been selected to compete for Great Britain at the annual Olympic Hopes competition, which this year will be held in Prague between October 20-22.


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